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Binding Cloth ( (そう) (ばく) () Sōbakufu?) is the fighting style devised by Shota Aizawa and used by himself and Hitoshi Shinso using their Capturing Weapons.


This fighting style is based on employment of a long, gray scarf-like weapon to ensnare targets, to tie up and immobilize opponents, or to set up traps. It can also be used to increase one's own mobility by grabbing onto objects.

Shota took six years to develop and master this style because he had to learn this from scratch without a proper master.[1] Nowadays, he has shown proficient usage of his capturing weapon, which he combines with his Erasure Quirk, to bind and defeat his opponents as seen during the U.S.J. Incident.[2]

When Shota becomes Hitoshi's personal tutor, he begins training him in this combat technique to help him to become a hero. Hitoshi uses this fighting style for the first time during the first round of the Joint Training Battle against Jurota Shishida. Hidden in a narrow tunnel of pipes, when Jurota claws his way to him, Hitoshi uses his capture weapon to bring down a large metal pipe to strike Jurota's head.[3]


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 214 and Episode 99.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 14 and Episode 10.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 197 and Episode 92.

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